60 days in France Itinerary

60 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Carcassonne Airport, Drive to Carcassonne Center
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Carcassonne Center
— 2 nights
Drive
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Millau
— 1 night
Drive
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Rochelle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
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Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ajaccio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Bus
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Zonza, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Avignon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Ciotat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marseille
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saint Florent, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corte, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calvi, Corsica
— 2 nights
Fly
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Menton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hyeres
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint-Tropez
— 2 nights
Train
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Cannes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antibes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Villeneuve-Loubet
— 3 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Sharm El Sheikh

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Carcassonne Center

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Puilaurens.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center trip itinerary builder tool.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Carcassonne Center is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Carcassonne Center. When traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Carcassonne Center, with highs around 33°C, while nights are colder with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Millau.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Millau

— 1 night

Leather Capital of France

Best known for its sheepskin gloves, Millau was at the head of the French fashion industry for gloves for two centuries.
On the 4th (Fri), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then see the interesting displays at Musee Soulages Rodez. On your second day here, choose your vessel at Le Soulio, explore the fascinating underground world of Aven Armand, and then snap pictures at Viaduc de Millau.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Millau online route builder.

Drive from Carcassonne Center to Millau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carcassonne Center in August, expect Millau to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Millau

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Transportation

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda

— 2 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Castelnaud and Les Jardins de Marqueyssac. Get out of town with these interesting Sarlat-la-Caneda side-trips: Grotte de Tourtoirac (in Tourtoirac), Grottes de Cougnac (in Payrignac) and L'Appel de la Foret (in Thenon). There's still lots to do: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Parc Durandal, don't miss a visit to Grotte du Grand Roc, explore the fascinating underground world of La Grotte De Domme, and admire the masterpieces at Lascaux II.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip website.

You can drive from Millau to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

La Rochelle

— 2 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon, meet the residents at Aquarium La Rochelle, then don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, and finally explore the activities along Vieux Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): learn about all things military at Musee National de la Marine and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Saint Jean d'Angle.

Plan my trip to La Rochelle with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August: highs in La Rochelle hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, make a trip to Vieux Rouen, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cimetiere Marin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Gros-Horloge, make a trip to Place du Vieux-Marche, get to know the fascinating history of Cote Sainte-Catherine, then examine the collection at Musee Secq des Tournelles, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip maker site.

Traveling by car from La Rochelle to Rouen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. Traveling from La Rochelle in August, plan for little chillier nights in Rouen, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Paris

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Perros-Guirec

— 2 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Armor Navigation, stroll through Sentier des douaniers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, then visit a coastal fixture at Ploumanac'h LIghthouse, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Rocher du Voleur and then get outside with Sillon de Talbert.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Perros-Guirec journey planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Perros-Guirec in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Perros-Guirec, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, examine the collection at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, take in the history at Maisy Battery, then get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Baron Gerard.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Ajaccio.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ajaccio, Corsica

— 2 nights
With a dreamy location on the west coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, Ajaccio is a mecca of seaside summer tourism.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stop by U Cintu and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Musee Fesch, then identify plant and animal life at A Cupulatta, and then explore the activities along Lac de Tolla.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ajaccio tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Ajaccio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in August; daily highs in Ajaccio reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Zonza.

Things to do in Ajaccio

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Zonza, Corsica

— 2 nights
Zonza is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.GeographyZonza is located in the mountain chain of Barocagio-Marghese which extends to the south of the Incudine massif. On the 22nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Piscines Naturelles de Cavu. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Cascades de Purcaraccia, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles), and then look for gifts at A Buttega di a Mandria.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zonza trip builder site.

Traveling by bus from Ajaccio to Zonza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Zonza sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Zonza

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

— 2 nights
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. On the 24th (Thu), get a bird's-eye view with Sensations Airlines. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then stroll through Plage de Palombaggia, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Tamaricciu.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Porto-Vecchio visit planner.

Traveling by car from Zonza to Porto-Vecchio takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Bonifacio, Corsica

— 2 nights
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) and then make a trip to Bonifacio Citadel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Petit Sperone, and then step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi.

Plan my day in Bonifacio using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Porto-Vecchio to Bonifacio in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Porto-Vecchio in August since evenings lows in Bonifacio dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Chamonix

— 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 29th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chamonix trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Bonifacio to Chamonix takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Avignon.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trip

Avignon

— 2 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): make a trip to Palais des Papes, snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tarascon, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally contemplate the long history of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Vaison la Romaine, then delve into the distant past at Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, then make a trip to Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Avignon online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Chamonix to Avignon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Avignon are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

— 2 nights
Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
On the 2nd (Sat), get active on the water at Watairworld, then putt your heart out at L'Aventure Mini Golf, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seaquarium. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and then head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer attractions planner.

Getting from Avignon to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to La Ciotat.

Things to do in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Transportation

Side Trip

La Ciotat

— 2 nights
La Ciotat is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at Coudou Parc and then step off the mainland to explore Ile des Embiez. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll around Parc du Mugel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our La Ciotat tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to La Ciotat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in La Ciotat are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in La Ciotat

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Marseille

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Calanques and then head outdoors with Calanque du Sugiton. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, then examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from La Ciotat to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Marseille are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Saint Florent.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Florent, Corsica

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Plage de Saleccia. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Citadella and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nonza Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Florent trip maker tool.

You can fly from Marseille to Saint Florent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Saint Florent, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Corte.

Things to do in Saint Florent

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Corte, Corsica

— 2 nights
Corte tourism is based on the region's mountainous terrain, ensuring plenty of photo opps and outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for gifts at Chez Marie et Jean-luc, don't miss a visit to Citadelle de Corte, then head outdoors with Lac du Melo, and finally take a peaceful walk through Gorges de la Restonica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Parrocchia santa croce, head outdoors with Vallee du Tavignano, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l'Ostriconi.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Corte trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Florent to Corte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Corte sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Calvi.

Things to do in Corte

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Calvi, Corsica

— 2 nights
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. On the 12th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Bodri, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Calvi. On the next day, race across the water with a speed boat tour, stop by Chez Zia Ro, and then kick back and relax at Arinella and Algaio Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Calvi trip planner.

You can drive from Corte to Calvi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Calvi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Menton.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Menton

— 2 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): head outdoors with Tete de Chien, make a trip to Sentier du Littoral de Cap d'Ail, then trek along Mala Beach Coastal Path, then get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh - Menton, then stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, then stroll through Palmes Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Jean Cocteau Museum Collection Severin Wunderman.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Menton route planning tool.

You can fly from Calvi to Menton in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Menton can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Menton

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Hyeres

— 2 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. On the 16th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, and then take in the exciting artwork at Villa Noailles. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Plage de l'Estagnol, then make a trip to Fort de Bregancon, then don't miss a visit to Tour des Templiers, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Menton to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Hyeres

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Saint-Tropez

— 2 nights
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 18th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of St. Tropez Harbor, hunt for treasures at Place des Lices Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, and finally visit Port Grimaud. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloitre de la Cathedrale de Frejus.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Saint-Tropez using our trip planner.

Drive from Hyeres to Saint-Tropez in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannes

— 2 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then head off the coast to Lérins Islands. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Honorat and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Cannes trip planner.

Traveling by train from Saint-Tropez to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Antibes.

Things to do in Cannes

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Antibes

— 2 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. On your second day here, make a trip to Le Nomade, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then head outdoors with Lac de Saint-Cassien, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Antibes sightseeing planning website.

Antibes is just a stone's throw from Cannes. In September, daytime highs in Antibes are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Antibes

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nice

— 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then take a peaceful walk through Parc du Mont Boron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Place Massena, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then cozy up to a beverage at Deli', and finally steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

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Getting from Antibes to Nice by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September in Nice, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Villeneuve-Loubet.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Villeneuve-Loubet

— 3 nights
Villeneuve-Loubet EconomyIt is at the same time a seaside resort and part of the technopole of Sophia Antipolis, many companies of the tertiary sector being installed in the city.CultureVilleneuve-Loubet is the birthplace of the famous 19th century provençal chef, restaurateur, and culinary writer Auguste Escoffier, the author of the Guide Culinaire and the founder of French haute cuisine. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by La Petite Cave de Saint Paul, then steep yourself in history at Ville medieval, and then examine the collection at Fondation Maeght. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Zoologique de Frejus, then look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Biot.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Villeneuve-Loubet trip app.

Villeneuve-Loubet is just a short distance from Nice. In September, daytime highs in Villeneuve-Loubet are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Villeneuve-Loubet

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.